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Old 09-19-2017, 08:10 AM
 
Location: NYC
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I haven't used it in over 10 years but used it for every trip to SE Asia to book 4* star hotels for little money, agree with learning to game it first. I do remember one time being disappointed in my San Francisco hotel but I would use it again for a 4* experience, these days I typically do VRBO/AirBnB overseas.
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Old 09-19-2017, 02:07 PM
 
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I have never been disappointed in the hotel. I always go for 4 stars.

However---too many times I thought I got a "deal" to find out when I got there I have to pay for parking--$30-$40/night. This kills the deal.

So....I rarely, rarely use them now. I find better deals on my own.
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Old 09-19-2017, 03:01 PM
 
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I have never been disappointed in the hotel. I always go for 4 stars.

However---too many times I thought I got a "deal" to find out when I got there I have to pay for parking--$30-$40/night. This kills the deal.

So....I rarely, rarely use them now. I find better deals on my own.
Wouldn't you assume that's what parking costs in any major (or tourist-centric) city?
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Old 09-20-2017, 12:45 AM
 
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Wouldn't you assume that's what parking costs in any major (or tourist-centric) city?
If I am booking my own hotel, I check the cost of parking while I am looking at hotel rates. I see things upfront and can decide with all the information presented to me.
A Vancouver hotel was $60/night. That is a bit outrageous. I do believe that was my last time booking with Priceline.
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Tulsa
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If I am booking my own hotel, I check the cost of parking while I am looking at hotel rates. I see things upfront and can decide with all the information presented to me.
A Vancouver hotel was $60/night. That is a bit outrageous. I do believe that was my last time booking with Priceline.
Avoid downtown hotels.
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Old 09-20-2017, 02:33 PM
 
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Avoid downtown hotels.
No, I don't always want to do that. I have to look at all the factors and decide what is best. Sometimes I avoid the downtown, sometimes I love being in the downtown area. I travel quite a bit.

Anyways....the Thread was about Priceline and whether it was garbage. I just mentioned I didn't want to use it anymore because of some surprise costs of parking.
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Old 09-20-2017, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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You aren't doing any research and are expecting to get a $500 a night hotel for $50 and that's not going to happen.

I spend a couple of hours researching and always end up with fantastic results.

Go to BiddingForTravel.com - The informed Priceline Travel Bidding Forum or Forums - Priceline and Hotwire Hotels, Bidding Help, Hotel Lists, Forum and start reading.

A little bit of research goes a long way.

I've been bidding since the site came out and have never once been disappointed.

I also never bid for anything below 3 stars.
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Old 10-01-2017, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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You aren't doing any research and are expecting to get a $500 a night hotel for $50 and that's not going to happen.

I spend a couple of hours researching and always end up with fantastic results.

Go to BiddingForTravel.com - The informed Priceline Travel Bidding Forum or Forums - Priceline and Hotwire Hotels, Bidding Help, Hotel Lists, Forum and start reading.

A little bit of research goes a long way.

I've been bidding since the site came out and have never once been disappointed.

I also never bid for anything below 3 stars.
This.


You have to know how to bid.
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Old 10-03-2017, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Well folks, bottom line is, "You get what you pay for"!
I gave up on finding the cheapest deal. I'll spend the extra $30 for a decent room with a nice breakfast. The last cheap deal I got was a dump that reeked of smoke. No more of that. But I did get what I paid for...a dump.
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Old 10-04-2017, 11:29 AM
 
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I used it once. I pretty much paid the same amount I would have paid, had I made the reservations on my own.
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